The BlackBerry Priv is the first Android smartphone released by the Canadian manufacturer and initially, it ran on version 5.1 Lollipop, but almost a month ago, the company has announced that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is available on ShopBlackBerry.com. Meanwhile, the device started receiving beta builds and this is the forth one, weighing in at 1.8GB.
The BlackBerry Priv was released in November 2015 with a 5.4-inch AMOLED curved edge screen supporting a QHD resolution at 540 and a slide-out physical keyboard that hides under it. BlackBerry has equipped it with a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 chip that houses a dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57 CPU and a quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU backed by an Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB of RAM, a configuration that makes it a flagship. The device offers 32GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 200GB, it has a primary camera has a resolution of 18MP and an aperture of f/2.2, it uses Schneider-Kreuznach optics and supports features such as optical image stabilization and phase detection autofocus, but the second camera isn’t very advanced, as its resolution is only 2MP. However, the battery has a generous capacity of 3410mAh.
The fourth Android beta build that was released for the BlackBerry Priv weighs 1.8GB, so users should connect to a wireless network before downloading the file. The update is rolling out to three Priv variants: STV100-1 (available through Amazon or ShopBlackBerry), STV100-3 (available through Canadian carriers and within Asia-Pacific) and STV100-4 (the European, Middle Easter and African variants).
BlackBerry hasn’t specified what it has changed or improved in this beta build, and if the update notification doesn’t appear in the next days on users’ devices, they should manually check for the update by going to the Settings menu. We remind you that this is a beta update and it can be installed only those who signed up for BlackBerry’s beta testing program.
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